In the picturesque small town of Lameque, New Brunswick, which is known for its Peat and Fishing industry, you will find the RC Race Track Des iles. This sprawling beauty features some exciting races with plenty of spots that allow for some wheel to wheel action. At RC Race Track Des iles they run the following classes
1/10 2WD Buggy Open
1/10 2WD Short Course Open
1/10 4WD Short Course Open
You can get more details and find out about running with them on their Facebook Page.
The crew in New Brunswick really know how to get down. Thank you to Gregg Lawton for turning us on to the New Brunswick tracks that we have featured over they past few weeks.
We are going to stay in New Brunswick for our next Featured Track. BlackFly RC is located in St. Laurent in Northern New Brunswick. This is a fun looking layout that also appears to have its fair share of challenges. The hard compacted clay track measures 130′ x 80′ and features a 24′ x 4′ drivers stand. The site also has electricity and water. They run about once a month starting in June and ending in October in the following classes:
2wd Short Course
4wd Short Course
If you are in the area and want to run with this crew, you can get more details a Black Fly RC.
Watch the Summer Kick Off from July 2016. There is some great action. Thanks to Stephane Doucet for the video.
Check out the humble beginning of what would become a terrific looking track. If anyone has an updated video feel free to send me a link. I would love to see this place in action.
It has been awhile, but we are back with a Featured Track. The Riverfront RC Speedway is located in Fort Dodge Iowa. The asphalt track is built on a 125ft x 75ft plot and features a 5ft high drivers stand that is 43ft long. They run 1/10 and 1/8 scale vehicles and have a fully built computerized timing system. They are open Monday to Friday from 11 to 5, Saturday and Sunday 11 to 3.
Membership prices are structured as follows.
Membership: Youth (Monthly) $30.00, Adults (Monthly) $40.00, Family of 4 (Monthly) $45.00 & $3 for each additional youth.
Check out the Sprint cars in action. This place looks like a crazy good time. I have never raced on asphalt, but it is something that I must try.
If your in the area, make sure you check out Riverfront RC Speedway, if you are heading there from out of town, try to co-ordinate your trip with Shellabration. Shellabration is an annual rock concert held in late July/early August at the Oleson Park Music Pavilion, featuring nationally touring rock groups. It has been referred to as “The Heart of Rock and Roll”
Located in New Zealand, this weeks Featured Track is the Blenheim Radio Control Car Club. After taking 11 months to build, the track opened its doors on July 11, 2015. Getting around the 850 foot track takes approximately 33 seconds. This track is big enough to accommodate 1/8 scale, 1/10 scale cars and trucks both nitro and electric and they currently have a 1/5th scale track under construction. The pit area features 20 tables and each table has access to an air compressor line for cleaning of your vehicles. The drivers stand is approximately 30ft long which gives drivers plenty of room. Other features at the track in a MyLpas scoring system, a Café, toilet facilities and for those of us of age, the facility will even sell you a beer.
No doubt this looks like the place to be if you are a RC enthusiast in New Zealand, heck this place looks like it may even be worth a trip to New Zealand. If you go in February, make sure you take in the Blues, Brews and BBQ’s Festival also, since your in New Zealand, make the trip to check out the Waitomo Caves, you won’t be disappointed.
We need to compile some data regarding use of the Halifax RC Park. This info will help us in efforts to raise funds for maintenance and improvements, as well as determine user habits to help us form a better game plan for next year.
I woke up this morning, to find this picture in our inbox. No words needed, just click on it and soak it in. Thank You to Max Speed of Max Speed Studios, for this incredible shot. You can also check out Max Speed Studios on Facebook.
The track is down and marked at the Halifax RC Park. We still need to add jumps and a rhythm section, but there is no need to wait for that, head out to the park and try and crank out a couple of hot laps. Great job by the team that gave up there Saturday and got so much done. Thanks to all those “Shovel Guys”. Continue Reading